18 Aug 2016

DHS Offers States Cybersecurity Help with Elections

“Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has promised state election officials his department’s assistance addressing cybersecurity risks within each state’s election systems.” Source: DHS Offers States Cybersecurity Help with Elections – Nextgov.com

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17 Aug 2016

London police to create a troll-hunting social media unit

“In a bid to tackle rising levels of abuse on social media, London’s Metropolitan Police is to set up a five-person team of specialist officers tasked with targeting online trolls. Scotland Yard will spend £1.7 million on the unit, called the Online Hate Crime Hub, which will provide ‘targeted and

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17 Aug 2016

Cisco confirms Shadow Broker Attack included Zero Day against their products

“A vulnerability in the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) code of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of the affected system or to remotely execute code. The vulnerability is due to a buffer overflow in the affected code area. An

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17 Aug 2016

How Cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Real-Life Disasters

“In October 11, 2012, then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta warned of the impending dangers of a digital Pearl Harbor, a cyberattack that targeted critical infrastructure and caused real, physical damage. Since then, others have sounded the alarm bells of a cyberattack on infrastructure. Yet, other than the Stuxnet attack

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15 Aug 2016

What World War III might look like

“‘If you’re not able to operate the way you want to in cyberspace,’ Singer said. ‘That means you can lose battles on land and sea.’ Interestingly, the shift to using cyber means of attack instead of conventional ones has already been happening for some time, as Singer explained. We’ve seen a ‘micro

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15 Aug 2016

Hotels in 10 States and DC May Have Been Hit by Hackers

“An undisclosed number of people who used credit cards at 20 Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott, Westin and other hotels in 10 states and the District of Columbia may have had their cards compromised as a result of hack of the hotels’ payment system. HEI Hotels & Resorts, which operates just under

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15 Aug 2016

NSA’s Hacking Group Hacked? Bunch of Private Hacking Tools Leaked Online

“An unknown hacker or a group of hackers just claimed to have hacked into ‘Equation Group’ — a cyber-attack group allegedly associated with the United States intelligence organization NSA — and dumped a bunch of its hacking tools (malware, private exploits, and hacking tools) online.” Source: NSA’s Hacking Group Hacked!

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15 Aug 2016

Suit warns of Russian ‘back door’ into U.S. fingerprint systems

“The company that supplies fingerprint-identification systems to the FBI, the Defense Department and driver’s-license agencies in most U.S. states is based in France and describes its technology as French in origin. But in a lawsuit newly unsealed in federal court in San Jose, plaintiffs identified as two former company executives

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15 Aug 2016

Russians Suspected of Hacking Democrats Also Went After Republicans, Researchers Say

“Cybersecurity experts have linked one of the groups that stole emails from the DNC to a campaign against lawmakers and officials, including John McCain.” Source: Russians Suspected of Hacking Democrats Also Went After Republicans, Researchers Say – The Daily Beast

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15 Aug 2016

Android malware spreads using Google AdSense advertising network

“Watch out, Android users: Security researchers have discovered a nasty new piece of smartphone malware that targets users of Google’s mobile operating system — and it uses Google’s popular advertising network AdSense to do it.” Source: Android malware spreads using Google AdSense advertising network: Kaspersky researchers – Business Insider

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